As classes wrapped in 1917, the thoughts of war were on everyone’s mind.
The I.S.C. Student, "And It's Going to Drop Soon" from 23 Jan 1917 “And it’s going to drop soon”On knife: “Exams” Even a century ago, students dreaded finals.
The I.S.C. Student, 4 Apr 1914 As Iowa State celebrates another birthday today, any alumni who were in school through the mid 1990s can dig up their editions of The Bomb, the former yearbook of the university, to revive some of their college memories. Here you can find the full archive of The Bomb.
Santa Claus wants you to support the Red Cross
I.S.C. Student, "Pleasant Thoughts??" from 27 May 1913 Thoughts and feelings about final exams haven't changed in more than a century.
104 years ago at 5 a.m. central time, World War I came to an end. Overnight, the draft ceased, holidays were declared, and celebrations were had across the United States. Here are the front pages of some central Iowa newspapers: The Des Moines Register: "The War Is Over"Ames Evening Times: "Right Has Conquered Might!"Ames Tri-Weekly … Continue reading 1918: WWI ends — front pages of Ames, Des Moines newspapers
Notice From The President's OfficeAll students who have not been vaccinated should have this matter attended to without further delay. Dr. Tilden the college physician will vaccinate at the hospital free of charge. Attention was called to this matter about a week ago but only a few have applied for vaccination. Smallpox exists in several … Continue reading 1913: Smallpox vaccination highly recommended
Following the death of a student, Iowa State made the typhoid fever vaccination available to any student who wanted it.
In 1918, a handful of smallpox cases on campus prompted the administrators to (once again) require everyone be vaccinated.
An illustration from 1914 about the results of a couple once vaccinated.
In spring 1916, the illustrator for the Iowa State Student, drew the 13-part series “Inconsistencies of College Life” about contradictions in dating, academics, and coursework.
1915: One of the better times for the Cyclones facing the Hawkeyes in football.
1916: Using the Jolly Roger image to say "Beat Iowa"
Iowa State Student, "St. Patrick was an engineer, he was, he was!" from 17 Mar 1917 St. Patrick was an engineer, he was, he was!St. Patrick, Consulting Engineer of HeavenAnkle: Union 208Books: Calculus; PhysicsSnake sprayPlansAnnexHeavenArchitect,M. Angelo In 1917, the Student illustrator noted that St. Patrick was an engineer, so St. Patrick’s Day was a holiday … Continue reading 1917: St. Patrick was an engineer
In 1915, two policemen, one is provided by the city and one by the college, were to be on duty in west Ames.
1918 Influenza Pandemic in Ames 1 First Arrival 2 Hiding the Epidemic 3 The Quarantine 4 After the Storm, Part 1 5 After the Storm, Part 2 The 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Ames series is a look back at the fall of 1918 and spring of 1919 to see how Iowa State and Ames handled … Continue reading 1918 Flu Epidemic in Ames: Hiding the Epidemic
1918 Influenza Pandemic in Ames 1 First Arrival 2 Hiding the Epidemic 3 The Quarantine 4 After the Storm, Part 1 5 After the Storm, Part 2 The 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Ames series is a look back at the fall of 1918 and spring of 1919 to see how Iowa State and Ames handled … Continue reading 1918 Flu Pandemic in Ames: First Arrival
104 years ago, Iowa was set to vote on women's suffrage for a second time and on 5 June 1916. the Daily took a stand, telling readers to vote yes.
Delta Tau DeltaThe Hawkeyes held their installation into the Delta Tau Delta national fraternity Saturday night. Thirteen members of the Iowa chapter, three of Nebraska chapter, and fifteen alumni Hawkeye members were present. The installation was conducted by Mr. McKay of Chicago. Later a banquet was held in Alumni hall cafe.The I.S.C. Student, "The Hawkeyes … Continue reading 1911: Delta Tau Delta installed
PHI SIGMA KAPPA IS INSTALLEDInduction Ceremonies for Gamma Deuteron Chapter held Wednesday and Thursday. Banquet marks Closing Ceremonies. Many visitors Present.On April 12 and 13 occurred the induction of Zeta Sigma Zeta in the national fraternity Phi Sigma Kappa as the Gamma Deuteron chapter. Zeta Sigma Zeta was organized as a local club in 1908. … Continue reading 1911: Phi Sigma Kappa installed